GregClow (2986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry & blankboy - courtesy of blankboy. 2003 vintage. Deep ruby red with a lovely pink head. Aroma - sour cherry, dark wood, aged vinegar - nice! Flavour - oh, yeah! Seriously puckering, but so good - sour cherries, balsamic vinegar, super dry wine. Mmmmmmm!
motelpogo (7238) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
rbesg06, bottle at delirium, 2002 vintage. ruby red with a small, fluffy pink head. aroma of stale cherry froot loops. pretty sour, woody, some cider vinegar but balanced by some glace cherry sweetness
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2007 11-23-06. 2001 bottle. Clear ruby red body and lovely pink head; medium carbonation. Aroma of freshly picked dark cherries. Flavor is more of tart cherries, can’t get enough of this. Earthy, oak character; dry yet juicy. Very enjoyable and dignified beer for a quiet thanksgiving dinner.
MiP (14479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice acidic aroma. Hazy deep red colour. No head. The flavour is a little acidic with some mild/round notes. Quite earthy, ending on an acidic note. Very nice.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a mysterious dark hazy ruby, with a nice small creamy head. Aroma gives the typical cantillon brett/hessian bag character, probably stronger than their other beers, there was also quite a bit of oak and old dry cherry. Smooth, tart body... the cherry seems less present than the plain kriek, and it just tasted a little ’old’. Flavours were stronger in the finish, which showed plenty of musk, acid and a dry feel. Great.
rudolf (2344) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Obriens. Ruby, thin pink head. Nose is cantillon funk, cherry pits, earthy oak. Flavor is sour cherry, acidic lemony/rind, deep earthy fruit. Yeast and trademark Cantillon. Nice but I don’t really love what Cantillon does with Krieks.
Bartzilla (574) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 9, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy moly is this stuff sour! But, at the same time, incredibly delicious. I’m very glad I got to try this. Pungent cherry and beautiful to look at. Sour as all, get out. Tasted a little earthy as it warmed up, so get on it and drink it down quick-like. This will make the muscles in your neck tense up.
drewbeerme (3901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2007 on tap at hopleaf. pours a cloudy ruby red with almost no head. a pretty complex sour cherry aroma. flavor is very crisp sourness with hints of cherries. the cherry flavor is amazing. very clean and ripe. i actually dont usually like the flavor of cherries but this beer accomplishes a wonderful balance of being very sour and tart with a great cherry finish. a wonderful brew.............................................. tap at maproom 5/29/07. this and dreadnaught had to fight for my love that night and i had dreadnaught first, but had 2 pours of this ’04 vintage. another stellar impression. cherry flavor is right on for me, nice sour kick, but rounded out acidity made this extremely drinkable. my favorite kiek by far.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
2001 Bottle: Probably a bit old by now, but here goes. SOUR!!!!! Wow! Pucker city. Lots of tart cherries. Not too complex.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Ruby cranberry colored, light head and lacing. Nose of ripe cherry, nice cinnamon and maltiness. Nice nose, clean bouqet, nice tart mouthfeel and finish. End balanced, zesty, good. A lot more balanced than their regular kriek, I could drink this one all night.